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Christopher

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Holywood, Co. Down
« on: September 09, 2006, 12:41:31 AM »
Holywood is a pleasant town about twelve miles from Belfast and steeped in history. A Priory was established in the town in the seventh century. Indeed as you drive through the town towards the Bangor Road you go round Priory Corner.  There are several sports clubs close to the town including a cricket club, a golf club and St Pauls GAA Club.

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Holywood Churches
First Holywood Presbyterian
Holywood Baptist Church

Holywood Guest Houses
Rayanne House

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Holywood Old School Preservation Trust

North Down Borough Council - Holywood

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Palace Barracks Memorial Garden.

Paul's photographs of Holywood. 

Redburn House, Holywood


Christopher

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Re: Holywood, Co. Down
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2007, 08:08:05 PM »
This year's Jazz Festival on Friday / Saturday / Sunday - 1st / 2nd / 3rd June is the seventeenth one to be held at various locations in the town. The non-stop weekend includes late Evening Concerts, the traditional New Orleans Street Parade and Church Service, plus Pub Trail, Jazz Brunch, Afternoon Session, and a Workshop for aspiring jazz musicans. See the link to the Festival in the above message for further details.

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Re: Holywood, Co. Down
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2008, 01:52:04 AM »
Ned's, the Maypole Bar, was first licensed in 1857. Since that date the bar has beem owned by three families The first from 1857 until 1908 ... the second from 1908 until 1967 and since when it has been in the hands of the Carty family.

www.music-finder.co.uk/ned's.htm

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Re: Holywood, Co. Down
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2008, 08:44:53 PM »
My father came from Holywood. His name was John Brady and he was an identical twin....his twin's name was Pat.both  are now deceased along with Charlie and Betty. They lived in Sullivan St, which is now a carpark
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Re: Holywood, Co. Down
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2008, 02:25:42 PM »
I was brought up in Holywood 1953 - 1964 I have very pleasant memories of the time there, Playing in the woods and Kinegar. Toy soldiers and Superman Comics from the news agents
and times spent on the beach Does anybody remember the whale that grounded on Holywood Beach?

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Re: Holywood, Co. Down
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2008, 11:59:20 PM »
And Tog's had the best ice-cream in the world. O0
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Re: Holywood, Co. Down
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2008, 05:31:21 PM »
im trying to trace the nesbit family they had a shop on main st it was opposite a shop called ballaghs and the mum would never say the name she just used to say the hardware shop across the road

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Re: Holywood, Co. Down
« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2008, 04:11:28 PM »
My cousin had her wedding reception in Holywood. This was about 20 years ago and I'm struggling to remember much about it (probably too much guiness) ::) but I recollect it was a big 'posh' place

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Re: Holywood, Co. Down
« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2008, 02:31:18 PM »
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im trying to trace the nesbit family they had a shop on main st it was opposite a shop called ballaghs and the mum would never say the name she just used to say the hardware shop across the road

Sorry We are not Related to the above but we are Nesbitt's from Holywood. I can't recollect where the hardware shop was. Although I know I was sent there to fetch some wall plugs when I was a child.

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Re: Holywood, Co. Down
« Reply #9 on: November 04, 2008, 03:38:45 AM »
Holywood - Griffiths Valuation - Down 1863-64

www.failteromhat.com/griffiths/down/holywood.php

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Re: Holywood, Co. Down
« Reply #10 on: November 04, 2008, 10:42:43 AM »
Holywood is a pleasant town about twelve miles from Belfast

They must have moved it to Bangor, when I was growing up it was only 6 miles away.
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Re: Holywood, Co. Down
« Reply #11 on: November 04, 2008, 02:23:04 PM »
its the strandtown rift valley

Christopher

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Re: Holywood, Co. Down
« Reply #12 on: November 04, 2008, 10:28:48 PM »
They must have moved it to Bangor, when I was growing up it was only 6 miles away.
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Sorry ... There's an old song saying that it's six miles from Bangor to Donaghadee O0

Holywood to Bangor is just under twelve miles ... see AA Ireland Routeplanner

0.0 Start out at Holywood,North Down  Uncl. 0.0 
   
 0.3 Turn right onto Bangor Road - B198  B198 0.3 
   
 0.4 Turn right onto Bangor Road - A2  A2 0.7 
   
 7.8 Continue forward onto Belfast Road - A2 Entering Bangor A2 8.5 
   
 3.0 At crossroads turn right onto Newtownards Road - A21  A21 11.5 
   
 0.1 Finish at Bangor,North Down  A21 11.7
 

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Re: Holywood, Co. Down
« Reply #13 on: March 27, 2009, 06:36:56 PM »
Holywood in 1960

Church of Ireland - Rev Barber
1st Presbyterian - Rev Houston
2nd Presbyterian - Rev Gamble
Non Subscribing - Rev Peters
Methodist - Rev Hanna
Roman Catholic - Father Murphy

Sullivan Upper - Jack Frost
The Warren - Mrs Biddle
Cross & Passion - Sister Mary Dominic
Intermediate - Mr Christie
Tech - Mr Orr

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Re: Holywood, Co. Down
« Reply #14 on: March 28, 2009, 08:48:33 PM »
holywood had always a sense of being, but then it ws on the road to bangor,so maybe after i get out of rehab  or gaol  ???i will visit.